Morchella arbutiphila
Coll. ML5146MA
Coll. ML5146MA
© M. Loizides

Morchella arbutiphila Loizides, Bellanger & P.-A. Moreau, Mycol. Progress, 15: 7 (2016).


Basionym Morchella arbutiphila Loizides, Bellanger & P.-A. Moreau, Mycol. Progress, 15: 7 (2016).

Diagnosis Late-appearing, medium- to large-sized morel, characterised by a fleshy, umber- to olivaceous-brown, ovoid or conical pileus forming large, rounded, oblong pits, and a distinctly elongated stipe, often longer than the pileus’s length. Stipe apex & sinus occasionally with purplish-pink tinges. Spores large< 31 μm long (Me= 26.5), faintly striate in cotton blue. Asci large. Paraphyses & acroparaphyses slender, polymorphic, septate in the lower third; capitate elements absent. Stipe terminal elements distinctly catenulate< 140 μm long. Under Arbutus andrachne.

Type LIP 0000366 - holotypus

MycoBank 815510


Loizides M., Bellanger J.M., Clowez P., Richard F., Moreau P.A. 2016. Combined phylogenetic and morphological studies of true morels (Pezizales, Ascomycota) in Cyprus reveal significant diversity, including Morchella arbutiphila and M. disparilis spp. Nov. Mycological Progress, 15: . 

Classification Morchellaceae, Morchella

CreatedDate 24/03/2018.

UpdatedDate 24/03/2018.

Morchella arbutiphila

 Typus  <1950  1950→1980  >1980

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